4.21.2011

Kate's Caprese


It was eighty degrees yesterday and absolutely gorgeous! When the weather feels like this I think your whole mentality changes, including your appetite and cravings. You want to eat something light and fresh and indicative of the season. This past weekend I bought two small basil plants that I hope will eventually turn into bountiful bunches of basil (since it is virtually impossible to find right now..if you have found some please tell me where?). I also found gorgeous vine ripe tomatoes at the grocery store and thought that a summer-esque caprese salad would be perfect. This simple dish has only a few ingredients yet the flavors of those ingredients are so fresh and wonderful.

You Will Need:
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 vine ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, minced

Here We Go:
  • Layer tomatoes and mozzarella on small tray or platter
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Sprinkle fresh basil on top
  • Season with salt and pepper

Serves 2 as a Side
Happy Feasting!

11 comments:

Richard said...

That looks wonderful. Add some croutons or crusty bread and it would make a great mid-day meal!

Eftychia said...

This is one of my favourite salads. I like mozzarella a lot!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

This is so pretty! It is such a wholesome and refreshing idea instead of the usual salad. I love it! Happy Easter!

Ang said...

This is my favorite food. No joke! I love caprese anything.

Our Eyes Eat First said...

just gorgeous and one of my fave salads! I have to agree that when the weather changes you whole mood changes! What a delicous way to welcome the warm weather :j

Now Serving said...

This is the one salad I can have time and time again - simply love your presentation - elegant and completely mouth watering - I will make this this soon - Hope you had a wonderful Earth day

Kate@Diethood said...

80 degrees?! Oh my ... it's still 40 out here :( The midwest sucks!

This is probably my favorite salad... I have it as often as possible.
Yours looks so good!

Angie's Recipes said...

A very delicious summer salad!

Victoria said...

Can we trade weather please? Please??? It's raining and freezing here right now, ugh. I would love a Caprese salad though, regardless of the weather. Looks great!

Mrs. C said...

My absolute favorite!! Cant wait to make this! Thanks. =)

Have a great weekend!

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Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Caprese is probably the perfect salad, it's so simply fresh and refreshing! Love it!